Sunday, October 18, 2015

Journey’s End prepares for Syrian refugees

Journey’s End Refugee Services case managers, Mateo Escobar and Ryan Trubits, keep busy doing paper work in preparation for Syrian refugees coming to Buffalo. The organization hopes to assist 50-100 refugees in relocate. The Civil War in Syria began in 2011, when teenagers were arrested and tortured for their paintings of revolutionary slogans on a school wall. This triggered a nationwide protest for President Assad to resign. Protesters joined forces to fight against the government, causing Syria to break out into Civil War. The community can help out in this process by making donations, especially of winter gear. By Haley Gorman and Alexis Wilensky